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equalsraf / notes.md
Last active Feb 6, 2019
Why cant I use clipboard with remote nvim or why is 298 still open?
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So we still have some issues with the GUI clipboard.

My hypothesis is that because nvim is caching the has_clipboard static variable then the clipboard will always be considered as invalid and can NEVER be enabled.

Test setup

First I'm going to start nvim in a way that prevents any clipboard for working by changing the PATH.

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equalsraf / win-neovim-src-2018.md
Last active Jan 17, 2019
Its 2018 lets build neovim from source in windows
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It's been a while since I did this, so .... lets see what happens.

For starters we have this setup

  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • using VS code (with some cmake and C++/C extensions installed)
  • installed cmake manually
  • I'm doing this off two different computers, so these notes will not have output :S

Just to establish that we have everything we need to build neovim, I'm going to take the long route using cmake

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equalsraf / windows-nvim-build.md
Last active Dec 6, 2018
New instructions for building nvim in Windows
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[WIP]

Windows/MSYS2

In Windows we build using the toolchain provided by MSYS2 - the resulting binaries DO NOT link against the MSYS2 runtime.

Start by installing the necessary dependencies

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equalsraf / neovim_system_string.md
Last active Nov 18, 2018
Notes on neovim system('...') in Windows for #6359
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Vim's system('string') interface is not always straightforward in Windows, its behaviour can be downright unexpected involves an intricate set of options. Its primary purpose its to execute a command in the shell (see &shell) in simple terms we can think that calling system('some command') is equivalent to spawning a process with the following arguments

[&shell, &shellcmdflag, 'some command']

and sometimes this might be true but it also might not. Consider the following examples (I'm running in gVim 7.4/Windows 8)

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equalsraf / NeovimCygwin.md
Last active Feb 9, 2018
Neovim in Cygwin
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TLDR; no, libuv doesn't work in Cygwin just yet, see at the bottom.

Requirements

I tested using the master branch (9d3449852bd35c9283948186d0259c1bf73b8579 or later)

I installed the following in the cygwin setup

  • gcc-c++ make cmake pkg-config libtool
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equalsraf / gist:4685f7aef022a36c26d5
Last active Nov 15, 2017
Building Neovim with MSVC 2015
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Check the pull request for the changes and the main issue for discussion. If you run into trouble check the Known Errors section at the end, or drop me a comment.

Requirements

  • MSVC 2015, cl should report > 19.*
  • Python 2 (required by libuv to get gyp) - python 3 will not work, see the issue
  • Git (required by libuv to get gyp)
  • libintl
  • You might need the Windows 10 SDK to be installed (unverified, please drop me a comment in #810, specially if you are in Windows8 or lower.)
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equalsraf / nvim-openbsd62.md
Last active Oct 27, 2017
some issues building neovim in openbsd 6.2
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cmake fails to find a usable lua

... even if packages for lua and all deps(mpack, bitop, lpeg) are installed. This seems to be a problem with the lua binary name in OpenBSD its called lua51, lua52, luajit51 - instead of the expected lua5.1 or just lua.

The workaround for this is to specify the binary

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equalsraf / neovim-escaping.md
Last active Oct 16, 2017
Figuring out neovim windows escaping issues
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The problem

I thought this was fixed earlier, but the following fails to execute if shell=cmd.exe

:echo system('cd /d "c:\Windows"')

Take the following script

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equalsraf / neovim-haiku.md
Last active Oct 8, 2017
Try to build neovim in haiku
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TLDR; it did not work, apparently the major blocker is libuv support

1. dependencies (i.e. nvim's third-party/)

Haiku already has some deps, lets use its packages. But for libvterm, etc we need to use third-party

mkdir .deps
cd .deps
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equalsraf / 7059.md
Last active Aug 13, 2017
cmd.exe vs msys2 shell
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CMake Generators

CMake has two generatores using Make for windows.

  • MinGW Makefiles expects to run from the cmd shell (uses mingw32-make)
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